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Jul 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
made those garments. they will fly them on american planes and wear u.s. designed footwear and this makes us richer? >> it does. people don't get that. one could argue that the american uniforms were not manufactured in china but they were grown in a soy bean field in iowa, something we export to china. we get more uniforms at lower prices. the chinese get more soy beans at lower prices. they get lower prices and everybod wins. >> if we followed people we would be poor. >> problem is not there are too many people. the probe is for the most part they don't have free markets. they have bad governments. >> john: i think one thing that opened my brain about it. look at some of the population data. i heard that nigeria is poor because of overpopulation, pakistan is poor because of overpopulation. look, they have 174 people per square mile, 225 per people per square mile. that is half of what the netherlands has and holland is rich. they are really rich? >> people's ultimate resource is the mind. one thing that is interesting. >> john: more people is more brains? >> absolutely. m
FOX News
Jul 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
and this makes us all richer. >> it absolutely does. >> people don't get that. >> no, they don't. one could argue that the american uniforms were not manufactured in china, they were grown in a soy bean field in iowa. something we export to china is soy beans because we are incredibly productive in the soy bean market, we get more uniforms at lower prices. the chinese get more soy beans and they get higher wage, we get lower prices. everybody wins. >> if we insisted that everything be made in america, we would be poor? >> absolutely. >> a couple of other methods. over population, i was told that's why asia's poor and africa's poor. it's a big problem. >> yeah, the problem is not that there are too many people. the problem is that they don't have free markets itch they have bad governments that take their resources. one thing that opened my brain about it was to look at some of the population data. i heard that nigeria's poor because of over population, pakistan's poor because of over population. and look, nigeria, pakistan, they have 174 people per square mile, 225 people per square miasm but tha
FOX News
Jul 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
dozens of u.s. military bases and strike israel within minutes. this coming from a general in iran's revolutionary guard. cons week, their military carrying out large-scale war games. they are testing a medium range missile on mockups of american bases. and while iranian military leaders claim they could hit american targets within about 1300 miles, the defense experts say iran's military is no match for the u.s. of course, iran and much of the west have been in a diplomatic standoff over that nation's nuclear program. the iranians claiming the program is for peaceful purposes but many around the world doubt it. and another threat, which we have heard before, iran now saying it will stop certain oil tankers in the strait of hormuz, which would effect the delivery of one fifth of the world's oil supply. the u.s. already moving military assets to that region to counter any potential attack. jennifer griffin live with the news in washington tonight. jennifer, how seriously is the pentagon taking this latest threat to hit our bases? >> well, they're mindful, harris. this is the third d
FOX News
Jul 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with the made in america frenzy. >> i am so upset. >> majority leader harry reid and others are upset that the u.s. olympic committee bought uniforms made in china. >> i think they should take all the uniform, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. they have people in the textile industry desperate for jobs. >> isn't it outrageous when americans need jobs? we buy uniforms made overseas? well, no, actually, it's stupid to worry about that. took me too long to understand the concept. let me bring in professional help. an economist from stanford university. why not worry about sending work to other countries? >> because the fundamental thing about trade tmakes everybody better off t. benefits both countries that are able to engage in disprad both parties that are able to engage in trade. but those uniforms could have been made by american workers? >> nota at a cost that makes sense. we are so much better at so many things, that making garments is no longer what we have a comparative advantage. >> i wouldn't call that a problem, that's an advantage because those job, being a st
FOX News
Jul 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
though it can typically go further, up to 1200 miles. the u.s. has been positioning patriot missile batteries across the region to protect their bases, harris. >> well, which western targets are most at risk at this point? >> well, there is the fifth fleet base in bahrain and united arab emirates and qatar. 30,000 u.s. troops in the gulf. the commander of revolutionary guards aerospace division said today quote, these bases are all in range of our missiles and the occupied lands. he was referring to israel are also good targets for us. western oil tankers are also targets, especially u.s. and european flag tankers making their way through the strait of hormuz. iran has threatened to target anyone oil elm bar go that began on july 1st. today we heard that kenya is canceling agreement to buy 4 million tons of crude a year 40 billion a day in light new sanctions, harris. >> harris: diplomatically along what they have said stick to the sanctions to keep them to work. one agency breaking saxes to iran. >> eu sanctions. and we're now learning that a wing of the u.n. that is responsible fo
FOX News
Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
am so upset. >> majority leader harry reid are upset the u.s. olympic committee brought uniforms made in china. >> i think they should take all of the uniforms put them in a pile and burn them. we have people in the textile industry that are desperate for jobs. >> yes, people are desperate for jobs. isn't it outrageous people need jobs we buy uniforms overseas? no actually it's stupid to learn about that. took me a long time to understand the concept. let me bring in an economist from stanford, university. why not worry about them sending work to other countries. >> the fundamental thing about trade it makes everybody better off. trade benefits allow others to benefit in trade. >> the uniforms could have been made by american workers. >> not the cost that makes sense. the problem with the united states we are so much better at so many different things quite honestly making garments is no longer the comparative advantage. >> i wouldn't call that a problem i would call it an advantage. those jobs being a seamstress are factory jobs that are not so pleasant. now even though those clothes
FOX News
Jul 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
on american made plains and designed planes and they will be wearing u.s. defined footwear and this makes us all richer. >> yeah, it absolutely does. people don't get that. people don't. one can argue the american uniforms were not manufactured in china they were grown in a soybean field in china. something we export is soybean because we are productive in soybean. we get more uniforms at lower prices the chinese get soybeans they get higher wages we get lower prices everybody wins. >> if we insisted everything be made in america all of the olympic clothing we would be poor. >> couple other myths, over population. i was told that's why asia is poor that's why africa is poor. big problem. >> yes. the problem is there are not too many people. they don't have free governments they have bad governments who take their services. one thing that opened my brain about it was to look at some of the population data. i heard nigeria is poor because of over population. pakistan is poor because of over population. they have 174 people per swear mile 225 people per square mile. that's half of what the neth
FOX News
Jul 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. let's start with the made in america frenzy. harry reid and others are upset that the u.s. olympic ka committee bought uniforms made in china. >> i think they should take all the uniforms and put them in a pile and burn them and start over again. >> yes people are desperate for jobs. isn't it outrage when americans need jobs and we buy uniforms from overseas? it took me on long time to understand the concept. let's bring in some help. art carden. not worry about sending work to other countries? >> fundamental thing about trade it makes everybody better off. it benefits countries and both parties to engage in trade. >> john: those uniforms could have been made by american workers? >> the problems in the united states we are so much better at different things, making garments is what economists call comparative advantage. >> john: i wouldn't call it a problem, it's an advantage, those jobs are factory jobs that are not so pleasant. now even though those clothes are not made in america, they are sold here and shipped in trucks in america and built on machines made by americans although t
Jul 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
money is going to be put to good use? in the next hour, drew griffin investigated charities and not spending where donors expect. one of the charities under scrutiny is called disabled veterans national foundation, dvnf. remember those initials. there's no sign that the cash donations, more than $56 million over three years, went directly to the men and women who sacrificed so much in war zones. not one dime of that money. the senate finance committee is demanding money from the dvnf. they have launched an investigation into its practices. more on that tonight. drew also uncovered the national veterans foundation, which is taking donations but using only a very small percentage to actually help vets. there are also charities that claim to help abandoned animals but the money trail led somewhere else entirely. baghdad pups is used to reunite military animals but they don't do that at all. in the montreal spca, a canadian charity, received about $13 million in donations over three years but despite all of that money, they've ended up in the hole more than $4.5 million. all of
Jul 20, 2012 9:00am PDT
the injured, two u.s. air force reservists and one navy service member. earlier today, president obama spoke about the tragedy. >> my daughters go to the movies. what if malia and sasha had been at the theater as so many of our kids do every day. michelle and i will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight and i'm sure you will do the same with your children, but for those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation. so again, i'm so grateful that all of you are here. i am so moved by your support, but there are going to be other days for politics. this i think is a day for prayer and reflection. >> joining me today, "time" magazine deputy washington bureau chief, michael crowley and patricia murphy, contributor to the daily beast. certainly a day of reflection. we are all still processing a lot as it comes to the details of this tragedy. michael, i want to talk about the president's comments, saying this isn't a day for politics, calling for us to -- it's a reminder of the fragility of life and calling
Jul 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
the group filed this tax form claiming it provided more than $838,000 in gifts in kind to u.s. vets, a charity in arizona. u.s. vets showed us what actually was sent. 20 pairs of men's football pants, more than 100 chefs coats, 125 chef's aprons. a needle point design pillow case. two pages worth of stuff the director told us, we don't need. and take a look at what showed up at the st. benedicts veterans center in birmingham, alabama. the modest shipment included some useful items. 2300 disaster blankets good for a couple days' use and some cleaning supplies. but it also included this. >> they sent us 2600 bags of cough drops and 2200 little bottles of sanitizer and 11,520 bags of coconut m&ms and didn't have a lot of use for 11,500 coconut m&ms. >> here's what they posted on their website about the work they were doing in alabama. >> we send by the truckload items that these shelters say they need desperately. >> for our veterans that have given so much to our country and now need our help. >> great sound bite. >> did they ever ask you what you wanted? >> no. they always call and s
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, calling for us to -- it's a reminder of the fragility of life and calling for unity. what did you make of his comments? >> it's always a fine line because there are a lot of people who don't want to be hearing about politics, they don't want -- people want to be very careful about not exploiting a terrible tragedy like this. there is a pretty credible counterargument that says you don't turn it into a political fight where you're trying to get an advantage over your enemies and exploit it but i do think it's reasonable to have a national conversation about the context, about why these things happen, whether there are things we can do to prevent tragedies like this. if a plane crashes because you think the aircraft control system wasn't working, you would talk about how to reform it. but guns is such a volatile loaded subject, i think someone like obama and probably mitt romney are going to step back because they know that walking into that conversation immediately just turns into a distorted politicized -- >> mitt romney is expected to make remarks in the next few minutes. we'll bring
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
information that could be used as evidence? and we're left with the lingering question and there's no good answer to this yet and that is why did he do that? the new york police commissioner ray kelly had reported that he had his hair painted red and said he was the joker and since then, there has been verification of that, that james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, did indeed tell police he was the joker, but why is the outstanding question, ron. >> we've got 12 people dead, 71 reported wounded. is there any word as far as the wounded, how many of those 71 might be critically wounded? >> i just talked to some people who were at the hospital, the major hospital where the victims had been brought and they say they're being very closed mouthed. you can understand why and that is because a lot of the family members are trying to be contacted and so, we really don't know. we do know that some people have already been discharged, including a baby who was less than a year old who was inside the theatre, but as far as how many maybe seriously, maybe have life threatening injury, i haven't seen t
FOX News
Jul 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
for us a little bit of hail threat but not a tornado threat. keep in mind of all the severe weather because of that very damaging winds with some of these thunderstorms. that is what we're looking at as the front moves through. tomorrow it spreads farther to the south down to virginia, much of west virginia and down to evansville, indiana. once it goes through temperatures will drop a little bit but we still have this to deal with. chicago you are in clear but st. louis you are like 108, 107 in louisville. take a look at what happens over the next three days or so for us. some of big cities that have been dealing with. kansas city, d.c., chicago and new york, head towards the area on monday but for most part everybody back in the 80s. we do have relief coming but we have to get through today and tomorrow and the rest of the week will look good. >> gregg: so stay in bed and watch the fox news channel. thanks very much. >> heather: did you see that 103 in the nation' capitol. they are on track to break a heat record that was set back in 1930, cooling centers are open all across washin
Jul 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. >> i'd like us to pause for a moment of silence for the victims of this terrible tragedy. >>> good evening, i'm ron reagan in seattle filling in for chris matthews. leading off tonight, tragedy in colorado. it happens all too often and the names have become to familiar. jones borrow, arkansas, virginia tech, columbine and now, aurora, colorado. it happened not far from columbine, where a sold out crowd gaterred in theatre nine for the premier of "the dark knight rises." police say a 24-year-old man walked through an exit door dressed in black, a black helmet, a bulletproof vest, throat protector, groin protector and black gloves. police say he was also carrying three weapons. a rifle, shotgun and a handgun. witnesses say holmes calmly set off some kind of device and began firing randomly and terrified moviegoers. people desperately tried to flee, in some cases, helping victims get out. in other cases, simply running for their lives. police say 71 were shot and 12 were killed. james holmes was arrested without a struggle in his car outside the theatre. police say holmes warned he ri
Jul 31, 2012 2:30am PDT
finished doing laps at the senior center down the street. glad you're joining us. as always, let us know why are you awake, shoot an e-mail at o or @williegeist. or text the word awake followed by your response to 692639. and we'll read the best responses later in the show. but before we get to the news here at 30 rock, i want to bring in willie live from london, where he's been on a worldwide boondoggle, waist wasting comcast money for several days now. willie, what are you doing over there? what's going on? >> raining over here. shouldn't come as a surprise. 60-something degrees and rain, london weather. a couple of big gold medals in the pool, but a little controversy. u.s. women's soccer team plays today, and the star goalie, hope solo, a lot of people know has been in a twitter feud with brandi chastain, great player from the 2002 world cup. they have been fighting publicly ahead of the game today. it's getting interesting. we'll tell you about it. >> quick question. is that your camel hair jacket, or are you breaking that in for someone. where did you get that
Jul 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
is the excessive and unreasonable force used by police officers against residents of the u.s. commonwealth especially during peaceful demonstrations. now the report by the aclu follows a separate investigation from the u.s. department of justice that found, quote, prolonged and long standing abuse within the 17,000 member police department. that report found that between 2005 and 2010, 10% of puerto rico's police department was arrested on charges ranging from drug trafficking to murder. cnn spoke to the usdoj about the situation in puerto rico and they told us, quote, we are currently in settlement discussions with puerto rico concerning a durable remedy to address our findings. discussions have been productive and we hope to resolve our concerns without the need for litigation. in a recent interview with cnn, the island's lieutenant governor acknowledged that there is a problem within the police force. >> we are being a lot stronger in dealing with internal police discipline and that is something that is noteworthy and should be taken account of as a result of this report. >> in march a
FOX News
Jul 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
, thanks for waking up early with us, and joining us, steve doocy is in for dave briggs on vacation and eric bolling for clayton morris on vacation. >> it's a someone that everyone is watching. >> alisyn: we're beginning with new details the death trap inside james holmes' apartment. dozens of sophisticated homemade bombs police say were set up for one reason and one reason alone. >> make no mistakes, okay, this apartment was designed, based on everything i've seen to kill whoever entered, and if you think we're angry, we're sure as hell angry. >> so are we. >> mike tobin joins us from outside the apartment building in aurora, colorado. mike, it's the last couple of hours, people got the all-clear and able to move back into the area. >> it's remarkable. the people that went about their lives, and the quiet guy right above, was spending weeks and months gathering weapons, some by mail and planning the attack and rigging the apartment according to police to kill. inside the apartment, what we know now, at least 30 moment made explosives were rigged up. some of them rigged to kill whoe
FOX News
Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, the u.s. park service has a plan. >> people will then be directed to buildings along either constitution avenue or independence avenue or to some of the smithsonian museums where it's air conditioned and covered out of sight. >> they took what little shade there was, well positioned near the washington monument for the big show later on. all of them trying to stay cool. mostly succeeding. >> no shade. a lot of water. things are going good. >> fabulous, i love it. >> still a possibility of thunderstorms down here on the mall. but the likelihood has dropped to 10%. so it looks like that big show at the other end of the mall on the capitol steps, capitol fourth can go on uninterrupted at 8:00 p.m. followed be by the spectacular fireworks show around 9:10 tonight. >> john: good news, steve. we'll be watching. thank you so much. steve centanni on the national mall. firefighters battling blazes across the west are keeping an eye out for fireworks tonight. they're also hoping that calmer winds and higher humidity will help them get upper hands in the fires. correspondent alicia acuna is in denv
Jul 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in london with the opening ceremony and the whole world is watching representing the u.s. first lady michelle obama, who today talked about what the olympics meant to her growing up. while here in london, the continuing political fallout from mitt romney's visit and his comments to us about these games. >>> and a look back at the last time london welcomed the world. the world was a very different place in 1948. tonight the gold medal winners from team usa who we've assembled to share their memories with us. "nightly news" from london memories with us. "nightly news" from london begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's all under way here in london tonight. this massive global event kicking off in spectacular style as our viewers in the u.s. are about to see. what we can show you concerning what's already transpired, the interesting choice of the same front page photos by the newspapers here, part of the pyro technics show in the stadium tonight. the broadcast features an unusual james bond moment and a first for the queen of england who let's ju
Jul 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> "outfront" next, a french politician telling the u.s. how to run its economy doesn't add up. >>> and iranians caught with 30 pounds of explosives, their target supposedly were americans. >>> and a judge has ruled this pilot insane. >> oh, my god! oh, my god. we've got israel, we've got iraq. >> does the ruling put jetblue on the hook for allowing him to fly that plane? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, ooh-la-la. france's most powerful woman sticking her nose in america's business. it is sort of her job to do that. christine lagarde, head of the imf, had a doom and gloom message for washington today. >> economic recovery remains tepid, and downside risks have intensified. what we see is clearly a risk that confidence be eroded. >> and she didn't stop there. she took on president obama, too. in fact, she called his $3.8 trillion budget, which he says will reduce the deficit from 8.5% to 5.5% of our economy by next year as too rapid. among her suggestions, more infrastructure spending, housing initiatives and further extensi
FOX News
Jul 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
rises" screening in arizona. "fox & friends" starts now. >> thanks for joining us everyone on this sad and tragic morning. we appreciate you waking up early for us. >> good to see you guys. a strange morning for me, personally. this is my hometown, aurora, colorado, where i grew up and went to high school eight miles from this theater. to see all this unfold in my backyard where i spent a lot of my high school, middle school years. >> have you been to the movie theater? >> it was not there when i went there. that area, that mall is where we hung out on a very regular basis and that's the movie theater i would have used had i been there today. this is hard for my state who still remembers every bit of columbine, very strange situation. kind of in a fog. >> i can imagine. it's wonderful to have you here with your input and your personal experience. meanwhile we want to show you the man who police say is behind this horrific movie theater massacre in colorado where 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. >> that makes it the worst mass shooting in u.s. history with people shot. many still in t
FOX News
Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
, that mall is where we hung out on a very regular basis and that's the movie theater i would have used had i been there today. this is hard for my state who still remembers every bit of columbine, very strange situation. kind of in a fog. >> i can imagine. it's wonderful to have you here with your input and your personal experience. meanwhile we want to show you the man who police say is behind this horrific movie theater massacre in colorado where 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. >> that makes it the worst mass shooting in u.s. history with people shot. many still in the hospital this morning. in a few hours police will hurpb -- return to james holmes apartment to try to disable explosives and chemical devices left there. >> mike, bring us up to date. >> good morning, gang. just 27 1/2 hours since the shooting. 30 people still hospitalized, 11 in critical condition. still not much is known as far as what would have motivated this horrific attack. answers could very well be concealed in that apartment just about four miles, a little less than four miles away from this location, but police
FOX News
Jul 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the techniques that the local authorities and federal authorities used to get around the booby traps, the meant went through the window. you saw at that video, them working through the video and they used robots to go inside instead of a person at risk and they used water not only to surround explosives, but used a water blast to short out that main control panel. ultimately, there was a point where the situation was deemed safe enough where people could go inside and gather up some of the rigged explosives. some of those were fireworks rigged specially picked up and put into a dump truck filled with sand and driven to a remote location south of aurora here. and ultimately, those fireworks, the other type of makeshift explosives, were destroyed in a controlled manner. and then the evidence started coming out of the apartment. about 8 p.m. local time people saw laptop computer and a hard drive come out of this apartment and that should prove to be a treasure trove in terms of evidence. diaries this guy wrote and plans laid out and investigators are hoping to find a path of that on the computer a
Jul 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
wolf blitzer who never takes a day off and always checks his blackberry. thanks for being with us. >>> ashley, thanks very much. happening now. >> they said it was a tax, didn't they? it's a tax. of course. >> mitt romney boldly contradicting a top advisor firmly stating his position on the landmark supreme court ruling upholding president obama's health care law. is his campaign message back on track? or did he give democrats a new line of attack? >>> plus, an unimaginable crisis unfolding right now in west virginia. hundreds of thousands of storm victims already dealing with no power, now many of them are dealing with no food. we're live on the ground to find out what's being done. >>> and a state lawmaker accidentally undermining her party and her principles with the press of a button. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first to a dramatic moment on the campaign trail. the presumptive republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, firmly stating his position on the u.s. supreme court's historic ruling up hodding obama care and directly contradicting what his t
Jul 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
? steven morris and gillian tett, u.s. managing editor of "the financial times." great to see you both. steven moore, it may be hard to take it from someone who is french, but, you know, she points out, we have a little bit more room, and when you look at that crucial ratio, maybe she's right. >> well, oui, oui, it is hard to take. she is saying she wants the united states to be more like france. we're at 70% of our debt to gdp, they're at 90%. she wants more spending more stimulus. there are a couple problems with that, one, it didn't work in the united states when we tried it a kippel he years ago. also, why would we want to move in the direction that france and italy and spain and greece have done. we should move away from that model. it's almost like the charlotte bobcats coach explaining to lebron james how to win a championship. >> gillian, i guess you're here to represent the socialist views of the continent. >> i certainly wouldn't defend what people at the french government have been doing the last year or two, but at the same time, what she was saying is, watch out, america.
Jul 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of a cold front. we're about 25 states, one in three of us have been dealing with some type of heat advisory, heat watch or heat warning. right now in washington, d.c., chevy chase, it is 102. it feels like 107. today's in essence the apex of the heat. it is as hot as it will go today. st. louis, 106. throughout kentucky and tennessee, lower 100s as well. you can see as the cold front moves south tomorrow, washington still in the 100s but you can see from 100 in chicago yesterday. we're down to 82. and we continue to see this cool air drop south. 91. who would think 91 seems like a cool day? 86 in washington by monday. then we lose it further still on tuesday. that's the cool front. the cool air is coming but it is coming at a price. why? here are the ingredients you need for the potential for severe weather. some type of lifting mechanism. that cold front, right? and moisture in the air. we've got a lot of buoyancy. this is the radar. here's new york city. you can see upstate new york. binghamton, new york. here comes the line of showers and storms. it doesn't look as severe as what i thoug
Jul 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
? and what does an investigation of the pastel us about where we have been and where we're going and that's the gift of history, the medicine of history. so you come across something and you have to say yes. there is a kind of economy of scale, there's a great warp and wolf to american history. i have been through the 1920s on about seven or eight different films, and each time the 20s i go through are totally different. even prohibition and baseball or jazz which you would think would be really close, it seemed really different. >> in that context do these films find you or do you seek them out? >> you know what that's a really good question. i -- i think they choose me. i just feel like i'm susceptible to a good story. i'll read a book. somebody i'm working with will be talking about something, and one of my partners will say i'm dying to do this and ten years later that's the only thing you want to do. they -- they -- i feel like i am samoa or guam, an american possession, and if it's an american story, then i am interested in it. but i don't mean to suggest that it h
Jul 18, 2012 2:00pm PDT
joining us tonight is john who worked for rick santorum. who decided to bring miss personality, miss congeniality to start the republican convention? what do you think is going on here? >> i think it is great pick. first of all, you have a governor who ran in a democratic state of principles cutting spending and taxes and got elected and governing that way. he is a great speaker. he will go out there and make a great case why this president has been a disaster. >> what will he subway the guy that won the nomination? >> i think he will -- he has been with romney from day one. he has been out there supporting him and saying that we immediate somebody that knows thousand turn this economy around. but at the same time, you have to remember, this is a referendum on the sitting president and the, frankly, i'm -- i'm happy the romney people are willing to take the gloves off and start fighting back. >> have you noticed when -- let's go back. have you noticed the republicans who are up for vp are the only ones not saying release your tax returns? that's one way to shut them up. you may objec
Jul 19, 2012 12:00am EDT
. the panama canal and up all night hair on fire fantasies about communists coming up the canal to come get us in the middle of the night, those have been around for a while, in the 1970s and the 1980s. the panama canal was the fast and furious, birth certificate, the president is a secret muslim conspiracy theory of its day. when that panama canal conspiracy theory was lighting up the tin foil hats of the generation ago, it was an ambition politician named ronal reagan who took that issue from the fringe and decide today mainstream it into national mainstream republican politics. he based his presidential campaign in part on this insane idea that the panama canal was basically an american state that we can't let the communists steal this american thing from us. he mainstreamed this paranoid far right fantasy that if we went along with our treaty obligations to let panama run its own canal, then america would seize to exist. we would be destroyed as a nation. if panama got control of the panama canal, that would be the beginning of a very quick and bloody end for america. this worked great for
Jul 31, 2012 5:30am EDT
confidence on his ability to lead u.s. foreign policy? and some israeli leaders said president obama improved israeli relations with the u.s. >> president obama, concerning the major issue of security, i think it's highly satisfactory record from an israeli point of view. >> i should tell you honestly, that this administration, under president obama, is doing in regard to our security, more than anything that i can remember in the past. >> meanwhile, at home, the presidential race is being fought over olympic-themed ads. priorities action usa, pro-president obama super pac out with an ad featuring olympics footage. now a pro-romney pac is responding with an ad of its own, demonstrating how the former governor righted a ship to save the salt lake city games. >> as an athlete, you are training your whole life for that one moment at the olympics. >> but america's winter olympics, mired in scandal and o debt. they turned to mitt romney. >> they turned a deficit around to a $100 million surplus. >> romney delivered the olympics safe and secure. >> it changed my life. >> mitt romney allowed a huge
Jul 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
% of the continental u.s. that's the highest in at least 12 years. president obama set out today on a two-day campaign bus tour that will take him from ohio to western pennsylvania. two battleground states that will decide which way the election goesment we have two campaign 2012 reports tonight. first norah o'donnell with the president, norah? >> reporter: anthony, we're here in northern ohio which is part of america's rust belt, where the president is trying to make the case that it's his policies that have saved jobsment but you also get the sense that he's here in order to make sure that low voter enthusiasm doesn't cost him a second term. >> i'm betting you're not going to lose interest. i'm betting you're to the going to lose heart. >> reporter: traveling in a bulletproof bus nick named ground force one, the president is visiting the heavily populated communities of northern ohio. because these are all areas which voted democratic in 2008. and he will need that same strong voter turnout to win the state again. this is a region dependent on auto manufacturing. the president visited a nearby chrys
Jul 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
. cnn's reporter joins us live from virginia, a state hit hard by the power outages. emily, this hasn't been just a weather vaent. it has been an economic event. businesses haven't been able to operate. >> reporter: hi, gary. it has been such a long week for people. when you see trees like this that toppled and the power lines that came down more than a week ago, it set off a chain reaction so big that the experts, the government and even small businesses say they just haven't been able to add up the total costs yet. what is clear is that as the power comes back on, people are beginning to see just how much they lost. though it only takes an instant for the lights to go out in a storm, things can get darker for days. a chevy chase supermarket just outside washington. disaster hit three days after losing power. a refrigerated trailer compressor blew up and with it the family-owned supermarket's back-up plan. >> we lost everything in the trailer. then everything in the frozen food case here. basically we've lost everything in the entire store. >> reporter: it meant no customers, no payc
Jul 31, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the people on the ground because what's hard for us so to get a birds eye view. we can get from one neighborhood to the other an idea of what's going on but it does, if you look at all these neighborhoods but in many the rebels do control major arteries and major streets. these are local fighters. as i was telling you yesterday you hear from their accents, these are people from aleppo. they are in their own neighborhood. sometimes they are hit and run operations. you'll see them go into the old quarter, hold the street for an hour or longer. you'll see the video of that and it will appear as though they are occupying central aleppo but probably not. >> let's back up for a second. we've talked and i think it's important to reiterate that the geographic significance. you have lebanon, israel, jordan, iraq smack down in the middle is syria. >> this is the other side of the equation. you have iran on one side that is a friend of this assad regime that wants to keep the country in its fear. making sure for them that the bashar assad regime goes down and doesn't have an ally is the most i
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Jul 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in the national mall. and has an update for us ahead of tonight's big bash. how is it looking out there, steve? >> reporter: hi, john. 98-degrees. for warm here. unlike years past few people chose to make a long day of it out here at the mall. apparently choosing instead to stay away until later when it might cool off a little bit. earlier today, in spite of the heat, it did look like the typical independence day. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: festivities began with old fashioned fourth of july parade. plenty of color and excitement for everyone. plenty of heat, too. nearby, a cooling center, one of several located around the site. staffed with doctors and boy scout volunteers and stocked with plenty of water, big fans and even an outdoor sprinkler to cool people off. the high temperatures mean a higher risk of medical problems. >> the biggest problem we have are heat injuries. they come seek. we try to sort out out and help them one way or another. >> reporter: as always, tight security on the mall. filing through security check points. police were issuing this all too familiar advice. >> if you see s
Jul 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
with us for the next hour. happy birthday to vin diesel. vin diesel turned 45 years old today. and on the occasion of the birthday of the movie star who oddly looks like newark mayor cory booker a lot, vin diesel's wildly successful car related fast paced exploding movie "fast and furious" is back in the news. at least it's back in the news paper. this is an ad, look at this, this is an ad that ran in the washington times today. the washington times is the moony newspaper in washington, d.c. in my opinion, it is not a particularly credible newspaper as a source of news, but it is a conservative milk piece of source, so the washington times does get read, at least by republicans. in the washington times today, a $100,000 reward is offered for verifiable evidence of white house involvement in operation fast and furious. a bounty. so years of obsessive conspiracy minded investigations by house republicans did not turn up any evidence of this. but maybe this reward money in the moony newspaper in washington will. this ad was linked to roll column newspaper today, the group that to
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Jul 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
us so early. there are 100 days left until the election and mitt romney is talking zero tolerance, making a lot of news because he's saying he would back an israel strike against iran. we'll tell you all about that. >> dave: plus, as mayors across the country tell chick-fil-a to stay out the restaurant, the chain is not backing down. the latest on the chicken wars. >> clayton: sounds delicious. from the soda to baby bottles, michael bloomberg trying to ban formula at hospitals. not ban, but more difficult to get. we'll debate this hot topic as "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. >> clayton: and bad puns already from the floor crew already, what a way to kick it off. >> alisyn: dave, our floor director, said that's not a formula for success. >> dave: i love a good pun. >> clayton: good morning, we've got a lot coming up. we'll talk about the chicken wars because some interesting political folks have thrown their hat into the chicken wars ring. >> dave: more serious than chicken wars is the potential for real wars, 100 days out f
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Jul 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
hard. >> my great-grandfather was buried here. my daddy. >> gregg: doug mckelway joins us from a red cross shelter in maryland. >> this one of dozens of shelters that have been set up to accommodate people that have no air-conditioning or who have lost the roofs over their heads. they had 150 people here last night. ironically while hallways surrounding the gym is nice and call this is not air-conditioned. i would estimate it's 85 degrees in here right now. better than outside but not much better but authorities say the people that are staying here largely come from homes that have lost their roofs so they are willing to accept the conditions as they now stand. it's very interesting to talk about the preparation for this storm because it came on so suddenly. very little prerpgs time whether providing shelters. here is the governor of the state of maryland. >> there are crews that are now driving here from texas, from florida, from places very far away, but the challenge with this storm, there were a couple. number one, it had hurricane impact but without hurricane warning. so we did
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Jul 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is very important. every ounce of evidence will help us hold this person accountable. was very high priority and i'm so grateful we had the bomb professionals from the feds and local agencies to help us do that. >> gregg: ascam live in aurora with the latest. >> reporter: we are learning new information about the suspect. we got a chance to get upright about ten feet of the building itself. it's the last building people are not allowed back in. authorities are going in and out. they say the investigation completed but at the same time they have cleanup and dangerous materials they say in fact. potentially materials that might contaminate people in the area. they want to get that cleaned up and secure the apartment. glass is still broken out. so until that is done people will not be allowed back into the apartment complex where james holmes lived on the third floor. there is still glass broken and stuff on the ground. they took a lot of explosive materials out and the dump truck was filled with sand to make the easier to unload it all and burn it. back here there is still small remna
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney who understands what's made us prosperous in the past and in the future as well. the choice is between people that believe in the the things that made us different and those that ask people to apply the policies that will make us just like everybody else. you will decide those elections and willingness to work and make a difference and i promise you i will do my part if you do yours. thank you, thank you. >> he had a better chance of getting reelected in a close election by dividing the country than trying to aspire to a different way of doing things. what a shame. what a missed opportunity and so the next president needs to lead, you can't have a president that's always looking down and saying that the entrepreneurs are really not that relevant. in america they're really relevant. without them we would be nothing. >> that's what they were saying on the stump, basically, for mitt romney. if you believe in omens or superstitious, what was going on with marco rubio yesterday because he tweeted about this emergency landing. he says not one, but two planes i was on today had mal
Jul 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. england is used to dreary weather but never like this. charlie d'agata is in london. shark sightings on both coasts have boaters and swimmers looking over their shoulders as karen brown tells us. and actor earnest borgnine has died at the age of 95. >> what do you feel like doing tonight's? >> i don't know, ang, what you feel like doing? >> jeff: bill whitaker looks back on his oscar-winning career. this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. one day makes all the difference. the 90 and 100 degree temperatures that gripped most of the country yesterday have retreated now to a narrow band along the mid-atlantic coast. but at least 35 people have died from the heat and in some places the worst is not over yet. here's whit johnson. >> reporter: in washington d.c. today patience is wearing thin. >> a lot of people are sick of it. and want it over. >> reporter: blistering temperatures hitsing the 100s for the fourth day in a row. >> i feel like it's kind of pounding. >> reporter: since july 1st this historic heat wave h
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